'No Sweat' campaign - November news

News from No Sweat.


  1. No Sweat Gathering - Sun Dec 7
  2. King Blues Frontman Itch Fox @ No Sweat Night
  3. Support GAP Drivers in the US
  4. Appeal to Support Thai Electronics Workers
  5. Support Needed for Philippine Labour Rights Lawyer


Regional Events

Monday November 17th, 5pm: cleaners meeting to discuss which branch they wish to be in. Meeting at the Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, Euston. (Sorry about late notice - everywhere is booked up for Christmas dos later than this but before the 'spheres of influence' meeting.)

Friday December 12th, 6.30pm til late: Regional Council Christmas party at the Exmouth Arms. Free buffet and limited bar.

Bus Workers' Committee

We are seeking nominations for RMT's new Bus Worker grades committee - Secretary, Chair, Vice Secretary and Vice Chair - to serve only until bus workers can elect these officers at a mass meeting.

Nominations should be received from the branches concerned by November's Regional Council date of 27th November.

EDF power workers on London Tube to strike for pay parity

RMT press release, issued today

RMT SHIFT WORKERS responsible for fault-finding and maintaining the electrical supply to London's Tube will start the first of two 36-hour strikes on Sunday evening (November 16) after employer EDF Energy Powerlink failed to deliver pay parity with day workers.

After voting by 21 to two for strike action, 25 RMT 'shift testers' will not book on for turns that commence between 19:59 this Sunday, November 16, and 07:59 on Tuesday, November18, and between 19:59 on Sunday December 7 and 07:59 on Tuesday December 9.

RMT Young Members' Event

Go Karting @ Revolution Karting

  • Meet other young members!
  • Find out how to get involved in the RMT!
  • Race people from your work, other areas and other companies!

Location: Mile End
Date: Sunday 7th December
Time: 12:00
Cost: Absolutely Nothing!
For more info, and to reserve your place, call 07734-364302

Finsbury Park branch financial report


Balance 31st December 2007 £4238.84

INCOME March Allocation £3065.13 June Allocation £3184.00 Sept Allocation £2892.50 Other income £8410.05 Total Expenditure 31st December 2007 to 31st October 2008 £17954.50

Projection: Expenditure: 1st November to 31st December AGM £1500 Officer Salaries £190 Branch Food £100 Sundries £1900 (Including the annual report mailing)

INCOME December Allocation £3000

Expected end of year balance £3246.02

LUL Renege on Agreement

Signallers on the Waterloo and City Line were promised a regrade in July to reflect the duties carried out , a senior LUL manager recommended a regrade and produced a report to that effect. 'LUL have ignored it and refused the request'.

Discussions continue however it appears that management are spoiling for a fight!

Job losses at TfL will be resisted, says RMT

RMT press release, issued today

ANY THREAT of forced redundancies of RMT members at TfL and London Underground will be resisted, the capital’s biggest tube and rail union said today.

The union today said it was alarmed by today’s announcement that “hundreds” of jobs could be lost across TfL as part of a drive to find £2.4 billion in “efficiency savings.

“TfL has made vague statements about the need to reduce headcount across TfL and that can only cause alarm among our members,” RMT general secretary Bob Crow said today.

'RMT Platform' 5 November 2008: LUL Prepares to Displace CSAs

The new issue of our 'RMT Platform' newsletter for London Underground station and revenue staff warns of LUL's intention to displace 'over-establishment' CSAs away from their current stations and use them as 'line reserves', and urges staff to prepare to fight against this move. It also reveals - and condemns - management's ultimatum that we must reduce RCI reps before they will recognise reps in the SRT.